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Graston Technique

The Graston Technique

Example of Graston Technique

Graston Technique®, a unique instrument-assisted soft tissue techniques, enables clinicians to effectively and efficiently address soft tissue lesions and fascial restrictions resulting in improved patient outcomes. GT helps increase or maintain range of motion.

Soft tissue injuries can be debilitating and frustrating. Graston Technique® (GT) is successful in effectively treating all soft tissue conditions, whether they are chronic, acute or post surgical. GT can help you enjoy life again.

Clinical Applications of GT Instruments

The Graston Technique® Instruments, while enhancing the clinician’s ability to detect fascial adhesions and restrictions, have been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating both acute and chronic conditions, including:

  • Achilles Tendinosis/itis(ankle pain)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome(wrist pain)
  • Cervical Sprain/Strain(neck pain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lateral Epicondylosis/itis(tennis elbow)
  • Lumbar Sprain/Strain(back pain)
  • Medial Epicondylosis/itis(golfer’s elbow)
  • Patellofemoral Disorders(knee pain)
  • Plantar Fasciitis(foot pain)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis/itis(shoulder pain)
  • Scar Tissue
  • Shin Splints
  • Trigger Finger
  • Women’s Health(Post-Mastectomy and Caesarean Scarring)

Who uses GT?

Graston Technique® is the most recognized IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation) system among professionals and the most requested IASTM treatment by patients. Soft tissue injuries can be debilitating and frustrating. Our unique technique and instruments help the chiropractor to address scar tissue and fascial restrictions and to administer effective range of motion maintenance programs.


The non-invasive technique uses specially designed stainless steel instruments to help the clinician identify and treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

GT allows a clinician to get as deep into the tissue as necessary to invoke change, yet be sensitive to patient pain and tolerance. As the instruments are moved over the affected area and come in contact with the adhesions, they help break up scar tissue and fascial restrictions. In time, this process will reduce or eliminate the adhered fibers, restoring range of motion and eliminating the associated pain. It will help transform your soft tissue injury into healthy functioning tissue